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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Buchwalter. The name Buchwalter, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Schleswig. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname.

Buchwalter Early Origins



The surname Buchwalter was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The Buchwald family of this northern region were found in Mecklenburg, West Prussia, Silesia, and their landed property varied greatly in size; they lost and gained territory in numerous feuds with the city of Luebeck and the ruling Counts of Holstein.

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Buchwalter Spelling Variations


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Buchwalter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Buchwald, Buchwalde, Buckwald, Buchwalder, Buchwalter and many more.

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Buchwalter Early History


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Buchwalter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchwalter research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1309 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Buchwalter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buchwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Buchwalter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buchwalter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Turst Buchwalter, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Johannes Buchwalter arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729-30
  • Jacob Buchwalter arrived in Philadelphia County in 1734

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchwalter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchwalter (post 1700)



  • Morris L. Buchwalter, American Republican politician, Common pleas court judge in Ohio 1st District, 1897

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Buchwalter Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Buchwalter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buchwalter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2015 at 10:46.

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